Louis XVI, 1774-93, Gold Double Louis d'Or, 1786-D
Lyon mint (Bee)
Obverse: Bare-headed bust of Louis XVI facing left, signed DU VIV on truncation, mint mark Bee under bust, with Latin legend surrounding: LUD . XVI . D.G.FR. ET NAV . REX
Reverse: Crowned shield of and Navarre, mint mark D below, With legend and date surrounding: CHRS . REGN . VINC . IMPER 1786
Duplessy 1706, Friedberg 474
Has been slabbed and graded by NGC as MS 63 in an old style holder, most likely will grade higher now if re submitted.
A superb bold mint state specimen with sharp detailing, tinges of a reddish copper colour tone and lustre adorn both sides especially within the recesses.
NGC Certification number: 1527428-001.
*Legends translate as: Obverse; Louis XVI, by the grace of God, King of France and Navarre.
Reverse; Christ reigns, conquers, commands.
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